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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

couldn't find any information in here mate?
[Drivers licence] Conversion and questions
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Forgot to update the post. Yesterday I wrote to the Motor Office of Canton Zurich apologizing for the English and this is what I got just this morning:


Sehr geehrter Herr *******

Besten Dank für Ihre kürzliche Email-Anfrage.

I dont speak very well english, but i dry it.


If your licences is valid for the motorcycle for more
than 25 KW you can change the licence in a Swiss
licences befor you are 25 year old.

In the mean Time you can drive your motorcycle.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen
Strassenverkehrsamt Zürich
Backoffice


Bitte wenden Sie sich für allfällige Rückfragen lediglich an:
info@stva.zh.ch


This is indeed great news and make me smile more at the fact that those people even speaking another language make efforts to make your life simpler speaking English.

This is sign of great civility, forget this in Italy, Spain or France.



Fabio

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Re: Driver's Licence conversion

Hi, am not quite sure how I got here, but would like to say thanks for the much earlier reply on this thread...

next ..... learn to ride a bike.
You will have to:
  • do a
  • Grundschulung - 4 hours in a classroom and on private land with cones.
  • do 2 x 2 hours accompanied by an instructor
  • your licence will then be extended - you get just over a year in total to do the test (form to apply for test comes with the learner licence)
This was exactly the information that I required. I am almost in Switzerland, meanwhile learning to ride a bike in Sweden, am looking forward to continuing the education over there. Do you have contacts in the Thun, Bern area as regards good english speaking instructors .

Cheers for now,
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Thanks for the previous threads !

Can anyboady recommend a good English speaking instructor or school with one in Baden, Aargau ?

Cheers.

Paul
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Start here
Find one in Baden from the list
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Thanks Lob - I think my first step will be to trade in my UK driving licence for a Swiss one.

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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

yes but you could at the same time apply for the learner licence for the bike - might save yourself an eye test and some other running about
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Thanks for the tip once again !
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Swiss Motorcycle Test

The date for my cat A1/A bike test is looming fast. I completed my compulsory training.

Are there any forum members who have taken the test in CH and can outline the test procedure, what to expect etc. Is there anything that can particularly catch you out any tips etc.

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Re: Swiss Motorcycle Test

you have no A-class licence bar learner right now?

Manoevre - that is riding in the tram lines slowly, figure of 8, emergency stop
Then you'll be tested - I assume A1 so with the examiner on the back and probably in a pair.

Where are you taking the test?
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

When I took my test (which I passed) the examiner said the only thing he was uncertain about was that I wasn't obviously moving my head to look around me. Basically make sure you really let them know / see you're looking riiiiiight, leeeffft, riiiiiight, leeeffffttttt...

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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Taking the test in Mels Nr Sargans. The only area I feel shakey on is driving the tramlines slowly. I ride an airhead and with the pistons banging side to side it makes it harder. I heard of one guy messing this up a little and getting away with it because the rest of his test was good including slalom and fig 8.
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you have no A-class licence bar learner right now?

Manoevre - that is riding in the tram lines slowly, figure of 8, emergency stop
Then you'll be tested - I assume A1 so with the examiner on the back and probably in a pair.

Where are you taking the test?
Why in a pair? Whats the other guy doing when you have the Examiner on your bike?
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

for the tramlines - rev and clutch control whilst keeping your head up and looking ahead as far as you can see. The extra revs should in theory make the distruption less for you than at low revs - but 5000rpm isn't your aim of course
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Why in a pair? Whats the other guy doing when you have the Examiner on your bike?
following the pair of you.

I did the test when the format was A1 then wait then A so the test process might be different. But I don't think so - they get to process two at once.

FWIW the bloke I did mine with ran a late amber light with examiner on the back; he passed but got a bollocking.....angelic me behind waited at the lights rather than get the shoeing
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Clenching his teeth, hoping to God the examiner didn't see him inadvertently turn on his wipers...
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Is there any consideration if you are using heavy bikes like 1150GS for the test. The maneuvering part is quite tricky with this bike specially the slow ride. Any tricks...
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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

actually the manoevres with the GS should be ok; the bars are good and again, consider using more revs than just tickover with clutch control to counter the torque effect of the engine.

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Re: Motorbike/Motorcycle: Learning/Taking the test?

Anyone know the age limit for an A (Limited) [A (beschränkt)] motorcycle license? Guessing 18 through to 25?
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http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/ds/st...en/kat_ab.html
18 and then can be unrestricted after 2 years
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